- See unique birding species just 20 minutes outside Siem Reap
- You can see over 50 bird species
- See Kingsfishers, River lapwings, Oriental Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper and many more
- Directly contribute to the conservation of wildlife and the community
- Duration: 4 hours
- Maximum number of people is 6
Are you interested in some unique birds that occur around Siem Reap? Join us on a half-day trip just 20 minutes outside Siem Reap! We often see over 50 different species like herons, waders and kingfishers, along with some forest species like Hainan Blue Flycatcher and Pale-legged Leaf Warbler. Other species you can see are the Red-breasted Parakeets, sunbirds and recently we saw the rare River Lapwings.
When we continue to the paddy fields and ponds that stretch until Tonle Sap lake, it offers another diversity of birds. Here you can see Wader, Pintail Snipe, Long-toed Stint, Oriental Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper and sometimes Grey-headed Lapwing. The Resident Red-wattled Lapwing is always a great bird to see. We also know a spot where we can have good views of the Greater Painted Snipe. Many bitterns, herons, egrets, storks and even occasionally Spot-billed Pelican can be seen near the lake as well. There is even a chance of an Adjutant flying over!
The best time of the day to watch the birds is early morning. We usually leave at 5:30 am and return around 10 am as the day becomes hotter. Alternatively you can do the trip in the afternoon departing at 2.30 pm, returning when it becomes too dark.
- English-speaking local guide
- Transportation (tuktuk 10 USD, car 20 USD)
- Binoculars (available at 5 USD per pair)